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Pros: Bought it in a combo with a MSI Z97 PC Mate. It was a bargain.
Cons: Disappointed since I can't get it to overclock. It seems to only want to work in stock. I've done tons of research. I was running i3 540 decided I want to move myself into a position to buy a more expensive i3/i5/i7 later. Somewhat regretting it now. Some games just stutter and don't run quite as well. I did a clean install of my OS afterwards. Tried updating my Bios to latest.
Other Thoughts: Hoping I can get this thing to overclock soon.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It was a great deal. Bought this combo with a G3258 processor. Performance is pretty good. The motherboard has great options on it. I really liked the extra SATA ports, the USB 3.0. I run an SSD and my WEI score jumped off the charts in comparison to my old board.
Cons: So far I'm not able to overclock my G3258. I don't know if this a problem with the board, the processor or both. I've researched the overclocking of this chip and the information is there but not helpful. The MSI website even implies there is a special overclocking bios? So is the bios different from the bios on the Motherboard home page? The information just seems messy to me. I haven't tried the overclocking BIOS that I found on the Overclocking web page. I'm kind of nervous about loading it. I tried using the overclock button and manually in the bios. Just gives me a failure and reverts me back. Even increasing the multiplier by 1x fails.
Other Thoughts: I'm happy with the board but I'm pretty sure I'm going to probably part ways with the CPU in favor of an i3 or i5 before year end.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I bought it as a go between drive to shuffle things from a larger drive to a smaller drive and then from that smaller drive to the larger drive. Copy times were acceptable and done mostly while I was away from the PC. Right now its serving as a backup drive to mirror folders of important documents, photos, music, videos etc..
Cons: It wasn't free.
Other Thoughts: Amazingly fast shipping. Had it in 2 days. Wish I had something more helpful to say about the drive. But right now its just serving a purpose of a mirror type of thing.READ FULL REVIEW